It is getting to become the crazy part of the campaign as many voters in District 8 received an unusual mailer that promotes a bipartisan ticket. The mailer that did not have an authority line, but the mailer was labeled “The Bipartisan District 8 Team”. It listed Larry Hogan as Governor, Kathy Klausmeier as Senator and Eric Bromwell and Joe Cluster as Delegates.
Cluster immediately denounced the mailer and explained he was part of Team Hogan that includes himself, Joe Norman and Joe Boteler for delegate and Christian Miele for Senate.
Bromwell released a statement denying any responsibility for the ad.
“I had nothing to do with this mailer. I don’t know who sent it out. I am not endorsed by Governor Hogan, nor Joe Cluster, but should we be re-elected, I will continue to work with them in a bipartisan manner,” Bromwell said.
It appears that the mailer was sent by a special interest group. I have seen many of the comments from voters on social media and some appeared to be confused by the mailer.
Here is the strategy, Democrats are using two of their long-standing candidate’s name ID to hold onto their final spots here in northeast Baltimore County. It appears the only way to fight off this Hogan/GOP wave is to tie Bromwell and Klausmeier to two Republicans that are going to get re-elected in Hogan and Cluster.
You must hand it to the Democrats. Yes, It is desperation and unethical but a good strategy. Let’s hope the voters in District 8 see through the trick and vote for the WHOLE Hogan team.